LEGO just announced a new set, the #42123 LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR. Below is the press-release with all the details.
Today, an exciting new addition sped onto the track and supercar scene. Extreme to the core like its iconic real-life counterpart, the new #42123 LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR provides the ultimate thrill for sportscar lovers and motorsport fans alike looking for their next building challenge.
Combining the McLaren’s unrivaled power and sophistication with the LEGO Group’s design precision, the 830-piece model of this track-focused supercar icon makes no compromises when it comes to engineering or style. The model is the first McLaren supercar to be recreated in LEGO Technic form and is designed to provide the ultimate building thrill for those ages 10 and above.
The McLaren Senna GTR is a car unlike any other and this awesome replica is packed with authentic features and design details that make it equally impressive. From the V8 engine with moving pistons, beautiful aerodynamic curves, opening dihedral doors, and a one-of-a-kind blue paint job, this 32cm (12 inch) long model is sure to raise eyebrows and get hearts pumping whether being taken out for a spin or put admiringly on display once built.
“Recreating a car that is so extreme to the core as the McLaren Senna GTR with LEGO Technic gave us an incredibly interesting challenge,” says Uwe Wabra, Senior Designer, LEGO Technic. “This track car is not like any road car I’ve worked on before. It’s got some unique details, like its silhouettes and the awesome rear spoiler, which differentiates the building experience from others. Just like the incredible engineers at McLaren do when designing their supercars, we really pushed things to the max so the resulting model perfectly honors the art form that is the McLaren Senna GTR.”
Robert Melville, Design Director McLaren Automotive, comments: “The team responsible for the design of the McLaren Senna GTR worked incredibly closely with their design counterparts at the LEGO Group to capture the extreme looks, excitement, and essence of such an incredible supercar for LEGO Technic builders. Just like the real thing, the LEGO model is packed full of incredible details from the rear spoiler to the moving pistons in the V8 engine to the dihedral doors – meaning that we’re as proud of the model as we are of the real car.”
The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is the latest model to be released as part of the long-standing partnership with McLaren Automotive that started in 2015, following the McLaren Senna LEGO Speed Champions set launched in 2019. LEGO builders of all ages have so far been able to create such iconic supercars as the McLaren P1 and the 720S in 2017, and the McLaren Senna in 2019. The two brands are united by a drive for engineering excellence, pioneering design that makes models like this so fun to build individually or as a family.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fiber chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993, it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fiber chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1. 2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR, and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva. In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT. In addition, it unveiled the all-new lightweight architecture innovated and manufactured at the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Center opened in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will underpin the next decade of McLaren’s electrified future.
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars. Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Center (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England. Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group. The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport, and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world. To support the development, engineering, and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world-leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology, and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Pirelli, Richard Mille, and Tumi.
The #42123 LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR will be available globally from January 1st, 2021 from the Online LEGO Shop, official LEGO stores and other retailers globally, and McLaren’s worldwide retailer network. Prices are as follows: 49,99€/$49,99 USD/£44.99 GBP/$89.99 AUD/ 69.99 CAD. For more details, visit the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
I quite like the look of this car. Based on the price and the length mentioned in the press-release, it seems to be the same scale as the #42093 LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, which is 11 inches long. This means that the Senna should fit on the #42098 LEGO Technic Car Transporter, just like the Corvette does. But don’t quote me on this until we hear about the width as well, which was not included in the press-release. Another feature I like is the rooftop steering option. It makes the vehicle a lot more playable.
I have been very impressed by the Technic sets in the past couple of years. They are functional, esthetically pleasing, and provide a good building challenge. While we wait for the McLaren Senna GTR to be released, you can take a look at the currently available sets at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR? Is this a set you would like to get? Do you have any of the other recently released LEGO Technic cars? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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